Bulk Vegetable Oil

Lots of people are coming to this site looking for bulk vegetable oil. For some reason, “bulk vegetable oil” is coming up as a search term based on the article I wrote about entitled How Much Does Vegetable Oil Weigh?. Since that’s the case, I thought I would take a moment to list some of the consumer resources in my area where I can purchase bulk vegetable oil in large enough and economical enough quantities to fuel a vehicle. Here are the top bulk vegetable oil resources I’ve come across:


These vary by region. I’m not having much luck finding a distributor that will sell anything less than a truckload of bulk veggie oil. For your area, you may want to check your local yellow pages or the internet to see what you come up with. There’s also a great resource on the internet that will put you in touch with potential suppliers at http://www.bulkoil.com/.

Warehouse Stores

Warehouse stores are quickly becoming one my favorites because they’re cheaper than the grocery store, don’t ask questions, and carry quantities that are designed for commercial use. I have both a Costco and a Sam’s Club near my house and both have a reasonable selection of bulk vegetable oil either by the gallon or the pound depending on what you’re buying.

Grocery Stores

These are the least economical, but are also the most prevalent. Wal-Mart is at the top of the grocery store list for their store-brand vegetable oil, but you can get something similar from the local Albertsons, Kroger, Sack N’ Save, etc. Aside from the price, you can also expect some awkward stares and a conversation with the checkout girl about how your car runs on bulk vegetable oil. Whether that’s good or bad is up to you.